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Study finds nicotine levels in e-cigarettes higher than label reflects

E-cigarettes have become a new trend among many teenagers and younger adults, and a new study says that labeling for these products could be incorrect.

About 50 percent of e-cigarette liquid labels aren’t accurately reflecting the nicotine levels found in the product, according to a recent study by the North Dakota Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy.

The center says that in some cases products were almost 175 percent higher than labeled.

“When consumed in large amounts, e-cigs can cause health issues, dizziness, jitteriness. You know some people are very sensitive to nicotine and it can cause problems if they’re getting more than they think they are,” says Jeanne Prom, ND Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Policy.

Starting in August, the Food and Drug Administration will ban the sale of e-cigarette and tobacco products to those under the age of 18. This is already a ban in North Dakota.

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